Today is the last day we will discuss the promises of the Lord. But don’t make the mistake to forget God’s promise’s. We need to always lean on the promises of God and to remember them in our lives. That is what today’s message is about…
2 Corinthians 1:20 says… “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”
So there is a lot of beauty and truth in this scripture so let us look at it closer. First let’s remember the promises of God we have talked about this semester.
The promise to hear us, to save us, to not be angry with us, to give us salvation, a hope and a future. We talked about the promise of the Lord to love us, be with us and never leave us. We have talked about quite a lot of promises this semester and yet there are still many more. But the scripture says that no matter how many promises God has made they are yes in Christ Jesus!
This is the Christmas Season! A time of gift giving, and receiving. A time of Christmas carols and decorating the tree. A time of helping those who are in need and spending time with your family. But you know what? Christmas doesn’t have anything to do with those things. Don’t get me wrong, helping those who need help and spending time with your family are great things to do. But the true meaning of Christmas is Jesus Christ birth! It is Emanuel God with us! It is the creator of the universe that all things were made in him, being brought to this earth to live with the creation. That is the true meaning of Christmas. And here in this passage we see why the birth of Jesus Christ is such a big deal.
The promises are true in Christ Jesus. Look at all the promises of God… they are fulfilled for us in Jesus Christ. So why is Jesus Christ birth such a big deal? This is just another reason we should celebrate his birth this Christmas! The second part of the verse says…And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. You might be saying what does amen mean? Amen is a strong agreement to something. Have you ever heard someone in church say amen to the pastor? It is because the pastor said something that they agreed with. Or have you notice when you pray you end with Amen! It is because it is an exclamation agreement with what was prayed!
We get the promises of God through Jesus Christ. And we agree with those promises through Jesus, for the glory of God. God’s glory is shown through the promises for us. God’s beautiful, awesome nature is on display for all to see because of his great promises for us! So let us not forget the promises of God; let us lean on those promises of God! Let us celebrate those promises of God that are in Christ Jesus. Let us celebrate Jesus’ birth this Christmas season! Because all those promises are YES in Jesus and we agree with them with an Amen! To the glory of God!